Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)

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The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center presents Sole e Amore (Sun and Love)

Revel in the sounds of Italy with a virtual recital awash with beautiful lesser-known musical gems by beloved Italian opera composers, curated and hosted by Lyric’s Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola and presented by The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. With Maestro Mazzola at the piano, members of the Ryan Opera Center 2020/21 Ensemble will perform songs by Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, and Mascagni, selected with love by Mazzola.

  • Language: Performed in Italian with English closed captions

Program Notes

Program Notes

Who doesn't need a little sun and love in their life? That's what Lyric's music director designate, Enrique Mazzola, had in mind when he collaborated with members of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center in planning the repertoire for this semi-staged performance. We invite you to learn more about the artists performing in Sole e Amore and explore each piece through the program notes.

Streaming guide

Streaming guide

For live English translations, we recommend turning on closed captions. For more tips and tricks to improve your viewing experience, visit our streaming guide.

Meet the artists

*** Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Sole e Amore is generously presented by

Lyric's Guild Board of Directors

An Anonymous Donor

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. and Sandra Marjan

Stephen Dunbar

David Marshall and Dr. Maija Freimans

Ropes & Gray, along with Partner and Guild Board member Timothy Farrell

Ilene Simmons

William Blair, along with Guild Board member Marc Lacher

with additional support from

Eisen Family Foundation

Photo: Kyle Flubacker